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Do I need a visa?

If you are a citizen of one of the following countries, you must have a visa in order to enter Denmark:

Afghanistan
Albania**** (Citizens with biometric passports are exempt from the visa requirement. Biometric passports have been issued since May 2010. As from 1 March 2012 non-biometric passports will no longer be valid for travel abroad)

Algeria
Angola
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Belarus
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia*
Bosnia-Herzegovina**** (Citizens with biometric passports are exempt from the visa requirement. Biometric passports have been issued since 15 October 2009)

Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burma (Myanmar)
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
China**
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Cuba
Democratic Republic of Congo
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt*
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Fiji
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Ghana
Grenada
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
India*
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan****
Kenya
Kiribati
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Macedonia (FYROM) (Citizens with biometric passports are exempt from the visa requirement. Biometric passports have been issued since April 2007)

Malawi
Maldives
Mali
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Micronesia
Moldovia**** (Citizens with biometric passports are exempt from the visa requirement. Biometric passports have been issued since 1 January 2011)

Mongolia
Montenegro**** (Citizens with biometric passports are exempt from the visa requirement. Biometric passports have been issued since May 2008. All new passports are biometric)

Morocco*
Mozambique
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Niger
Nigeria
North Korea
Oman
Pakistan*
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Peru****
Philippines*
Qatar
Russia****
Rwanda
Samoa
Sao Tomé and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia**** (Citizens with biometric passports are exempt from the visa requirement. This does not apply to persons with passports issued by the Serbian Coordination directorate Koordinaciona uprava. Biometric passports have been issued since July 2008)

Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Syria
Taiwan (Citizens with a passport issued by Taiwan which contains an identity card number are exempt from the visa requirement. The same applies to citizens with old Taiwanese passports with "Republic of China" on the front page, if the stated place of birth is Taiwan and the passport contains an identity card number)

Tadjikistan
Tanzania
Thailand*****
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunesia****
Turkey*** (Turkish citizens who are to perform a service in Denmark are exempt from the visa requirement. Read more here)

Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine****
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Passports issued by the Palestinian Authority


Citizens exempt from the visa requirement

If you are a citizen of one of the following countries, you do not need a visa in order to enter Denmark:

Andorra
Antigua and Barbuda
Albania**** (Only citizens with biometric passports are exempt from the visa requirement. Biometric passports have been issued since May 2010)

Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Barbados
Belgium
Bosnia-Herzegovina**** (Only citizens with biometric passports are exempt from the visa requirement. Biometric passports have been issued since 15 October 2009)

Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
El Salvador
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Guatemala
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia (FYROM) (Only citizens with biometric passports are exempt from the visa requirement)

Malaysia
Malta
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldovia**** (Only citizens with biometric passports are exempt from the visa requirement. Biometric passports have been issued since 1 January 2011)

Monaco
Montenegro**** (Only citizens with biometric passports are exempt from the visa requirement)

Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Northern Marianas
Norway
Panama
Paraguay
Poland
Portugal
Romania
San Marino
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Serbia**** (Only citizens with biometric passports are exempt from the visa requirement. This does not apply to persons with passports issued by the Serbian Coordination directorate Koordinaciona uprava)

Seychelles
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan (Only citizens with a passport issued by Taiwan which contains an identity card number are exempt from the visa requirement. The same applies to citizens with old Taiwanese passports with "Republic of China" on the front page, if the stated place of birth is Taiwan and the passport contains an identity card number)

United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Vatican City State
Venezuela


* Citizens with diplomatic and service passports are exempt from the visa requirement.

** Citizens with a "Hong Kong Special Administrative Region" passport, a "Região Administrativa Especial de Macau" passport or a "British National Overseas" passport are exempt from the visa requirement.

*** Citizens with diplomatic, special and service passports are exempt from the visa requirement.

**** Citizens with diplomatic passports are exempt from the visa requirement.

***** Citizens with diplomatic and service passports and "official passports" are exempt from the visa requirement.


Read more about how to apply here.

The passport and visa promulgation lists the countries whose citizens can travel visa-free, provided they hold certain documentation. For example, holders of a valid convention passport for refugees are not required to obtain a visa if the travel document was issued by an EU or Schengen country, and if the holder is a legal resident of the country that issued the travel document. 



Last update: 4/28/2014
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